SIEGE OF LENINGRAD, 1941-1944 1. This is the 900-daylong feast; four horsemen at one table, blood in their cups and their bowls, while the people eat babies and rats in the street. 2. Why is that when Mama says my name, her mouth makes the shape for the word ‘anguish’? 3. A city becomes a cage; the cage becomes a grave. There are 500,000 angels buried beneath the snow. Their bones are showing through. Their feet are black and bare. 4. Desperate, we turn ourselves into animals, howl at the moon, a resistant and lively symphony.
© Ren Iwamoto